Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has revealed that it was manager Jurgen Klopp who convinced of the move to the Premier League outfit.
The German was signed from Schalke in the summer for around £5 million. He needs no introduction to the Premier League after having been part of the Manchester City youth team for a couple of years before moving onto Germany. Fans would not have imaginedKarius being first-team player given his significantly lower transfer fee. However, he has been able to quietly replace Simon Mignolet from the starting line-up in the last few weeks.
Karius has certainly rewarded the faith shown by the manager and it may take a serious blunder in order to drop him right now. One of the reasons for Klopp showing a lot of faith in the goalkeeper was because he knew him from his time in German football with Borussia Dortmund. It is clear that Klopp has been tracking the 23-year-old for some time now. Read more »
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted that striker Danny Ings remains part of his plans despite the player getting very little playing time under his management.
Even though he was signed from Burnley on a free transfer, Liverpool were then forced to pay a substantial transfer fee as training compensation since the player was under 23 years of age when he made the move to Anfield.Ings was seen as a replacement for Daniel Sturridge once he gets experience. Liverpool signed him on the back of one good season in the Premier League and it was recently rumoured that they were starting to regret the decision
Even Daniel Sturridge fails to get game time came under Jurgen Klopp and the German manager has made it clear that he does not want to have a regular centre forward in his lineup. Roberto Firmino has been the forward choice at the start of this campaign. The Brazilian is not a regular number nine and this has allowed Liverpool to play a system that was so successful for Spanish football during the World Cup 2010 campaign. Results have been mixed at the start of the campaign and there have been reports that clubs like Sunderland were looking to captureIngs at least on a loan deal before the end of the campaign.
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There are several best academy talents that have been called up by the manager of Liverpool Jurgen Klopp at Melwood for preseason training.
The first team of Klopp has been left them at the beginning of the procession. Emre Can, Danny Ward and Joe Allen are on duty currently at the Euro 2016. The German football manager welcomed the remaining members of his squad on 2nd of July as the training started in Melwood. Klopp has decided to make some changes due the Reds first clash with Tranmere Rovers approaching on Friday
There are some young talents like Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander Arnold, who would be moving up from the Kirkby academy of the club. Well, this is yet not fully confirmed if they would be seen playing against Tranmere. Some of the other familiar names like Cameron Brannagan, Pedro Chirivella, Brad Smith and Kevin Stewart are also a part of the Klopp’s squad. The Brazilian midfielder known as Allan Rodrigues is said to be returning soon after he gets his work permit. Once he gets work permit, he would be free to participate in the friendlies. He is ready to leave the club for another deal in the next few weeks.
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Adam Bogdan has stated that he wants to leave Liverpool as quickly as possible so that he can get playing time at a new club.
The goalkeeper was brought in during Brendan Rogers tenure but has failed to make an impact at the club. Jurgen Klopp clearly does not trust him after he made some series of errors last season. And now the arrival of Loris Karius will certainly mean that Adam Bogdan will further down the pecking order
The goalkeeper has stated that he needs playing time so as to rebuild his career and that it will be hard at Liverpool. He said that there are many goalkeepers ahead of him at Liverpool, and he will need some luck if he is going to get playing time at Liverpool. He believes that the best solution for him at the moment is to go out on loan so as to be able to play regularly.
He said that he want to prove to the Liverpool manager that he is a good player but for that, he will need to get playing time somewhere else.
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Liverpool managed to produce an outstanding display to help them beat Villarreal and secure a place in the Europa League final.
Again they will have to face Spanish opposition in Sevilla, but they will take confidence in the way they brush aside Villareal to win the game 3-0.
The game started well for Liverpool after Bruno Soriano scored an own goal to put the game leveled on aggregate. It all began with a Clyne cross that found Firmino. The latter headed the ball back into the danger area, but it was missed by Sturridge who was starting the game after having missed the first leg
. Soriano could not clear the danger and instead bundled the ball in the back of his own net.
Liverpool were on fire after the goal and conceded to press for a second goal. The visitors could not cope with the intense pressure by Liverpool, which have become their trademark under Jurgen Klopp. Villareal could not cope with the intensity shown by the locals and began to grow frustrated.
Soldado was guilty of fouling two Liverpool players in the space of a few minutes. First, it will be DejanLovren who will face a tough challenge from the former Tottenham player and then it was Coutinho. This was clearly signs of frustration as the Spanish team failed to cope with the pressure of the home side.
Sturridge managed to score a goal in the 63rd minute following a precise through ball from Firmino. This was a well-deserved goal for Sturridge, who was back in the team.
However in the 71st minute, Villareal will have a player sent off because of a second bookable offence. This will definitely end the match as a contest and Lallana will score another goal for Liverpool to secure the victory.
Head coach of Liverpool FC has reiterated his stance that his team, despite the morale, can defeat his former team, Dortmund, in the advanced stages of the Europa League. The coach told reporters: “I wouldn’t say we have a 100 per cent plan to beat Borussia Dortmund, but we are absolutely serious about the face that we could beat Borussia Dortmund.”
The German managed Dortmund for seven years and would return to face the team for the first time. He said: “For that, we need a special day. When we are on our game, it’s not easy to play against Liverpool. It will be a very special game, I was the Borussia Dortmund manager for seven years. I was very lucky there. Since the beginning, it was a great time. I met fabulous people and most of them work for Borussia. Starting with the security – I know each of them.”
While trying to play down the possibility of losing the game, since Dortmund are favorites to lift the trophy after defeating Tottenham 5-1 on aggregate, he focused on just being happy to go back. He added on an endnote: “I met them for the games, training, press conferences – I think they will be happy to see me again.”
However, if The Reds find themselves in the Europa League qualifiers next season, due to the current expansion at Anfield, they would have to play home games at Championship clubs. This would be the first in history of the club. Read more »
Losing to West Ham United and then 15 days later, losing against Manchester United aren’t easy defeats to sustain but these are the kind of results that Liverpool have been going through and criticism have already been deployed to JurgenKlopp who was appointed as the head coach of the English club less than 6 months ago.
The recent loss that Liverpool experienced against Manchester United was a frustrating one as the team of JurgenKlopp was the better team and they actually performed at a high level but still couldn’t avoid losing against Manchester United with Wayne Rooney scoring the only goal of the entire game which sealed all 3 points for the squad of Louis van Gaal.
Liverpool has one of the worst shot to goal ratio’s in the entirety of the Premier League and this is evidence of just how much the players of JurgenKlopp have been struggling to score goals. Their match against Manchester United was a clear example of how much Liverpool has been struggling to finish off games and score goals consistently.
JurgenKlopp’s men launched a total of 19 shots and 4 of them were on target meanwhile Manchester United fired 7 shots with only 1 of those actually being on target but even though it was only 1 shot, it was all that the visiting team needed to seal the victory.
Injuries is another thing that has troubled Liverpool in this season as JurgenKlopp has had to utilize his back-up players for a number of games due to his key figures being unable to play.
Although Liverpool have clearly not been in the best shape of their lives, the performances in the team of JurgenKlopp are better than what they used to be even though the results have not shown it. A loss against Manchester United is not what Liverpool deserved as they were the overall better team but due to poor finishing, they couldn’t seal the deal. Read more »
Steven Gerrard might have left Liverpool and moved on to play the Major League Soccer in America, but, he still feels gutted about the fact that he slipped during the Chelsea game in April last year and missed out on winning his maiden Premier League.
Gerrard had an illustrious career playing at the top level in his country for one and half decades and he won everything in that time period apart from Premier League.
That dream of his could have been fulfilled in 2013-14 if Liverpool had managed a draw and a couple of wins in their last three games.
They were dominating everyone at that point of time and were leading the table.
Everyone was backing them to be going to bag at least one point versus Chelsea and then, beat the two minnows thereafter to seal the title.
But, the fate was not going to have it that way.
Gerrard who had had such a great season, that one, as a player and as a leader, became the reason of his team losing the way versus Chelsea.
He slipped at a very crucial juncture in that game which helped the opposition score a goal and get 1-0 up. Read more »